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by the fbi for a very long time. 48 hours correspondent erin moriarty has the story. >> john donald cody has been on the run since 1984 when he suddenly fell off the grid around the same time he was accused of fraud. cody and a man named bobby thompson are one in the same person and allege he's responsible for one of the largest charity scams in u.s. history. the many faces of a man who called himself bobby thompson, a master of disguise that authorities believe was hiding a checkered past. last april, thompson, posing as a retired canadian mounty, was resting at this house in oregon. >> not dressed up in a fancy suit, just a regular person. >> being pursued by authorities in a nine-state cross country manhunt as the alleged master mind behind an organization called the united states navy veterans association, a fake charity that took in $100 million in donations over an eight-year period. authorities say the money never got to the people it was supposed to. instead, with a reputation acquired through a seemingly successful charity, thompson used the money to gain access to some of the natio
searching the skpr net he found an fbi poster for a similar man. that man was john donald cody a harvard educated attorney who had mysteriously disappeared from his arizona law practice in 1984. and was later indicted on four counts of a state fraud. the original wanted poster described a man without tear ducts so eliot called thunderstorm watchson's land lady that her tenant left something unusual, two big bottles of eye drops. >> it said he had no tear duct, he had to use eye drops all the time. in our world one and one equals two. >> reporter: also left behind in that apartment one dvd. >> been a while since i've done this. >> reporter: leonardo dicaprio's portrayal of a fugitive on the run in "catch me if you can." it wasn't until the fbi searched the military's own fingerprint files going back to 1969, the year cody last served that a positive match was finally made. >> we love doing this. we love catching the people that don't think they can be caught. even more than that we love identifying the people that they can't be identified. >> reporter: in another twist of event the fbi ha
's going on? why can't the fbi get in there and do what they were sent there to do? >> the security situation on the ground there is so brittle that the libyan government is very reluctant to have a team of a couple of dozen fbi people go into benghazi when the only people they could get to protect them are the militias. right now they don't trust any of the militias. the key militia that's in charge of protecting the hospital where the wounded were taken from this attack is suspected to be behind the attack. that crime scene's long ago compromised, trampled through, looted. it may or may not yield anything terribly important. if it does, it will yield it later. it's a difficult situation. >> is there any more information on this question of how much this may have been a pre-planned attack? >> there is, and i think you've kind of put your thumb on the pulse of the problem there because in these groups we look for -- we want a wearing diagram. we want an organized picture. it was al qaeda who ordered it. it was this group that assisted. the problem is the lines are blurred between th
miller and former fbi director joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what are we finding out about that security and are we getting the answers that we need? >> well we're going to be learning more. what we're learning now is that there were a drumbeat of incidents, about 13 security threats either directly to the embassy, to the consulate, a handful of those. but incidents in the surrounding area against british red cross and so on. and this was building up. >> why did ambassador stevens go to benghazi? and did they appreciate the danger and did they in fact, have enough security for him? >> this is a fascinating question. this is where our story forks off in two directions. i've been at embassies all over the world and seen how security works. when it comes to the ambassador whether he is going to make a trip, make that call, in the embassy, the ambassador is king. that is his call, whether he is going to go. the things that go along with that, the security of the facility he's going to the security provided to him on the road a lot o
contracted or the fungal meningitis. five of them have died. charlie. >>> in libya thursday fbi agents and other investigators visited what's left of the american consulate in benghazi. their first visit came three weeks after the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. officials tells cbs news there were repeated requests for additional security before the attack. so what are we finding out about that security and are we getting the answers that we need? >> well, we're going to be learning more. but what we're learning now is that there were a drum beat of incidents, about 13 security threats either directly to the embassy, to the consulate, a handful of those but then incidents surrounding in the surrounding area against british, red cross and so on. this was building up. >> why didn't ambassador stevens go to benghazi and did they appreciate the danger and did they, in fact, have enough security for him. >> okay. this is a fascinating question. this is where our story forks off in two different directions. i've been to embassies all over the world and
assistant director of the fbi and former los angeles police department deputy commissioner is here with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> hundreds of cases, thousands of cases. the fallout from this has got to be huge in massachusetts. >> i think it's bigger even than they are projected. you have to remember the type of offenses she is being accused of. let's talk about the cases where she's the primary chemist and testified, we're talking about 1,100 cases. that's a lot to go through. the cases where she was somewhere involved in the process of the chain of custody of the evidence and the testings, now we're talking 61,000 drug cases involving 31,000 defendants. you have a situation where the governor has ordered his chief judge to set up special courts that may be working literally over time into the night to start to process the claims by defendants that they were involved. can we just take this one step further? one of the allegations is not only that she fake the testing, but that in things that came back testing negative for drugs, she would sprinkle drugs in from re
of the house and found out it was a hoax. >> reporter: the fbi calls it swatting, they report a false emergency and brings out law enforcement, often including a s.w.a.t. team. it happened in computer gamers, conservative bloggers and even singer miley cyrus. someone called the police to her home in august with a 911 call reporting shots fired. it was yet another hoax but one with serious consequences. perpetrators face a $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison if caught. >> officers put thur lives on the line. every time they get a call, they're taking their lives at risk. >> he was not home wednesday morning but later tweeted from the set of his sitcom saying "safe and sound at two and a half men. don't miss tomorrow night at 8:30. >> you have a home here as long as you want. >> reporter: it may have been a hoax but that's no reason to pass up an opportunity for a little self promotion. for cbs this morning, ben tracy, los angeles. >> self promotion aside, it's just not funny. so far they have a hard time catching the people who are responsible for doing that. >> i never heard of that be
and found it was a hoax. >> reporter: fbi calls it a swatting, a nationwide trend where somebody calls police, reports a false emergency and brings out law enforcement. it happened to computer gamers and bloggers and miley cyrus. someone called the police to her home in august with a 911 call reporting shots fired. it was yet another hoax but one with serious consequences. if caught perpetrators face a $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison. >> officers put their life on the line every day. when they get a call, they think about going home to their families. >> reporter: kutcher was not home wednesday morning but later tweeted from the set of his sitcom said safe and sound at "two and a half men." don't miss tomorrow night at 8:30. it might have only been a hoax but no reason to pass up an opportunity for a little self-promotion. >> i like having somebody here i can trust. >>> self-promotion aside it's just not funny. so far they have a hard time catching the people responsible for doing that. >> i never heard of that before. first time i heard of it. >> that's why we're here at
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